In a previous vote on the bill, both of North Carolina’s Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis voted to advance the bill.
We need to ask our senators to OPPOSE this dangerous bill, or—at the very least—demand the adoption of an amendment being offered by Senator Mike Lee to minimize the damage and help protect religious liberty in the United States.
Today, the U.S. Senate will hold a crucial vote on the so-called Respect for Marriage Act (H.R. 8404). At stake is not only the definition of marriage in law, but the ability of Americans to live out their beliefs without legal penalties.
Will you join your voice with thousands of others, and call Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis today? We’ve provided a quick and easy script of what to say when you call. (Once you are on the Alert page, click the down arrow on the right side of the “Act Now” section to access Sen. Tillis’ phone number.)
Hundreds of Americans who believe that marriage is between one man and one woman are already being harassed with lawsuits. Millions more are being silenced. Today, it’s time to stand up and speak out.
To pass the bill, Democrats need ten Republicans to join them. Twelve Republicans, including Senators Burr and Tillis, voted two weeks ago to advance the bill. If they and just one more senator insist on religious liberty protections as a precondition for voting for it again today, they could force a vote on a rigorous religious liberty amendment being offered by Senator Lee of Utah.
Over the weekend, several Republicans who voted to advance the bill indicated they support a religious liberty amendment. But expressing support for a religious liberty amendment is not enough: They need to insist on it before today’s crucial vote.